In recognition of the region’s “best, most interesting art and culture” The Law and Order Party held its first annual award celebration, the Dorrys, on September 27. Matthew Lawrence’s Law and Order Party: 365 Things To Do In Rhode Island This Year is a website, event calendar, and weekly newsletter that highlights one local cultural […]
By Providence Children’s Museum This summer, kids and adults can explore beats and rhythm and make some joyful noise on two vibrant interactive sound sculptures recently installed in The Children’s Garden at Providence Children’s Museum. Whether banging on drums or ringing bells, children inherently respond to making and sharing music. Designed to accommodate a range […]
The Ukuleles for Peace group, a coexistence project between Israeli Jews and Arabs, will be performing one show in Rhode Island on July 12th as they tour New England and then fly out to Hawaii! This musical group was founded eleven years ago by Paul Moore while living in Israel. I heard about this project […]
RI Sounding Voices are inviting all singers, experienced or not, to participate in a statewide chorus being created to perform ONE VOICE at the Providence International Arts Festival in downtown Providence on June 13th. This will be the culmination of the work which began over a year ago. This work was created in preparation for the festival […]
There are such a variety of amazing children’s music classes available in our little state. Here follows a round-up of some of the most popular options for you and your littles. Music Together classes can be found in Providence, Barrington, Newport, Warwick, Cranston and North Kingstown. Class prices range from $150-$180 for 8-9 week sessions. Classes are also […]
By Mychal Gendron Is musical ability something that all children are born with? Is talent in music something that is inherited — “in the genes” — or is it something that can be developed and nurtured in a loving, supportive home? Dr. Shinichi Suzuki believed that all children have a talent for music, and that […]
Here is my list of things to learn and do in honor of St. Patrickâ€™s Day. My favorite is taking the kids to the park in search of leprechauns.
Read a good book with your children first, like Leprechauns Never Lie by Lorna and Lecia Balian; then find a park near you and take a hike in search of these mischievous characters. If itâ€™s a nice day and you donâ€™t find any, you and your kids may still enjoy the walk looking for early signs of spring. Check our events calendar for local parades and other happenings.
There are many bands and music created and geared for kids. But just as my own music taste is not stuck in a particular genre neither should my childrens’. Expose them to it all and see what they move and groove too. And like me, I find their favorites may vary with mood or activity.
I recently asked parents to share their children’s favorite musician as part of a contest. The answers are so eclectic and awesome, I want to share them with you.
New York City’s interactive, educational music experience for parents and children debuts in Providence this fall! Rock-a-Baby, founded by Pawtucket native Marc Trachtenberg in 2007 at the JCC on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, is an interactive, educational music experience for infants and toddlers ages 4 months to 4 years. Marc recently relocated back to the […]